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Yale Wins Seventh Straight Match; Tops Winthrop, 4-3

Daniel Hoffman. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Daniel Hoffman. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Nearly 900 miles away from the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center in New Haven, the Yale men’s tennis team has established a suitable home away from home on the campus of The Citadel in Charleston, S.C. The Bulldogs earned a victory on the courts of the Earle Tennis Center for the second consecutive day, besting Winthrop on Sunday afternoon by a score of 4-3. Yale, winner of its last seven matches, now owns a 9-3 record in the spring season.

Though the tandem of Connor Dawson and Daniel Hoffman picked up a win for the Elis to start the day at No. 3 doubles, it was the Eagles who grabbed the doubles point with victories in the top two spots.

Yale rallied in singles competition, however, with No. 1 Marc Powers and No. 2 John Haung both winning in straight sets. No. 4 Hoffman and No. 5 Dawson each won their singles matches in three sets to clinch the victory for the Bulldogs.

The Bulldogs will now travel from Charleston to Greenville, S.C. to challenge Furman on Monday at 2:30 p.m. Yale will also play at USC Upstate on Tuesday before return to the Elm City for a three-match homestand beginning on March 21 against Boston College.

report filed by Drew M. Kingsley, Yale Sports Publicity